Church News

A roundup of area church services and events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Lord of Life to host fall clothing giveaway

BAXTER — Lord of Life Lutheran Church of Baxter will be hosting a fall clothing giveaway on Oct. 7-8.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of these days. People are invited to take clothing they need from donations collected. We will have a variety of clothing for adults and children.

Those looking to donate to the giveaway are invited to drop off clothing starting Sunday, Oct. 2.

For more information, call Lord of Life at 218-828-9374.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church events

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 Eighth Ave. NE, Brainerd, will have a mission trip fundraiser rummage sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.


Those interested can drop items off for the rummage sale between 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 29, or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

All funds will go to next year’s high school mission trip to Idaho and the all church mission trip.

On Sunday, the church will celebrate the 17th Sunday after Pentecost with an in-person service with communion at 8:20 a.m. The Rev. Mark Skinner will be preaching. Sunday School will begin at 9:25 a.m. Itty Bitty Book Bunch will meet at 9:30 a.m. The 10:30 a.m. in-person service will also be livestreamed. The livestream can be viewed at . The service will be on after its completion for later viewing.
Men’s Bible study will meet 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

UCC church services

First Congregational United Church of Christ will have worship service 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, with communion.

Pastor Leslie Moughty will be preaching. The adult forum topic will be "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning."

Klasky to speak at South Long Lake Church

South Long Lake Church, 13152 Smart Road, Brainerd, will have Pastor Al Klasky preach at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

Communion will be served followed by coffee fellowship time.

Call 218-851-2018 for additional information.


First Lutheran Church events

First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will celebrate the 17th Sunday after Pentecost with worship in the sanctuary and online 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Sunday school will meet in the Mezzanine (second floor) immediately following the 9 a.m. worship service.

Coffee fellowship will be 10 a.m. in Koinonia Hall.

The adult forum book study,“There is No Good Card for This,” will be 10:15 a.m. in the Mezzanine.

The fall colors bike ride will be 2 p.m. Sunday. Meet at Merrifield Paul Bunyan bike trail parking lot. Bring your own bike. The group will bike to Nisswa, stop and enjoy ice cream together. There’s an option to bike back to Merrifield or end in Nisswa.

Contact Pastor Jordan with questions at 218-829-9552.

Men’s breakfast Bible study will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, led by Pastor Jordan Gades, at The Sidetrack, 18071 State Highway 371, Brainerd.


This week at Trinity

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1420 S. Sixth St., Brainerd, will have three worship services.

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, there will be a midweek worship service will be 6 p.m. with Holy Communion being served. A meal will be served at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Fellowship night for sixth through eighth grade confirmation students will follow the service at 7 p.m.

A Bible study on the Parables of Jesus will be at 11:11 a.m. in the Gathering Area.

On Friday, Sept. 30, there will be a Bible study on “A Psalm and A Proverb” at 11:11 a.m. in the Gathering Area.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, there will be two traditional worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion being served.

Third grade Bibles will be presented at both services.

On Tuesday, Oct 4, the Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

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